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Dr. Franjo Topić gostuje u New Yorku u srijedu 22. studenog 2006

Dr. Frano Topić, predsjednik Hrvatskog kulturnog drustva (HKD) Napredak gostovat ce u New Yorku u srijedu, 22. studenog, 2006 u maloj dvorani Hrvatskog centra na Manhattanu. Sastanak i susret s Dr. Topićem pocinje u 19 sati. Pozivaju se svi clanovi i prijatelji Napretka da prisustvuju ovom sastanku!


Adolph Lomb Medal 2005 Marin Soljacic
 

Adolph Lomb was OSA's treasurer from its founding until his death in 1932. In recognition of his devotion to OSA and the advancement of optics, the Adolph Lomb Medal, established in 1940, is presented to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early age. The candidate cannot be older than the age of 35.


Prof. Dr. Marin Soljačić one of the top innovators under the age of 35

 

 Prof. Marin Soljačić was born in Zagreb, Croatia on  February 7th, 1974. An expert in photonic crystals and nonlinear optics. Co-authored more than 60 scientific articles, a co-inventor on 12 patents (10 more pending), given more than 40 invited talks around the world. In 2005 awared Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America. In 2006, chosen by Technology Review to be one of the "TR35": top 35 innovators under the age of 35.


DR. TOMISLAV SUNIĆ - The Political Cesspool travels to Croatia Live Radio Nov 17th, 2006
   

Jelena Vukotić again in The New Yorker

Check a current issue of The New Yorker. Born in Pula, Croatia. Jelena's photographs have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Forbes's Four Seasons Magazine, Prague Business Journal and others. Her work was exhibited at solo and group shows in Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Slovenia and USA.

 

BBC: Physics promises wireless power - Dr. Marin Soljačić
 

"There are so many autonomous devices such as cell phones and laptops that have emerged in the last few years," said Assistant Professor Marin Soljacic from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the researchers behind the work. "We started thinking, 'it would be really convenient if you didn't have to recharge these things'.


America’s Oldest Croatian Church Could Be Sold To Italians
 

Despite efforts of Pittsburgh Croatians to buy the closed church and convert it into a shrine. St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, built in 1901 and worshipped in until it was closed in 2004, could soon be bought by the Follieri Group.


Albert Einstein's protest against the murder of Milan Sufflay in Zagreb in 1931

75 years since an appeal of Albert Einstein and Heinrich Mann to the League of Nations against the murder of Croatian scholar Dr Milan Sufflay in Croatian captial Zagreb in 1931 at the age of 52

 

Tesla Motors - Electric Car
 

 With the Tesla Roadster, you get great acceleration and the highest energy efficiency at the same time. All while requiring no special driving skills to enjoy it. This makes the Tesla Roadster six times as efficient as the best sports cars while producing one-tenth of the pollution.  


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

In Croatia's rugged interior, a stone's throw from the Bosnian border, hides one of Europe's most exotic hikes: through Plitvice (PLEET-veet-seh) Lakes National Park. There's nothing like this lush valley of 16 terraced lakes, laced together by waterfalls and miles of pleasant plank walks. Years ago, after a dozen or so visits, I thought I really knew Europe. Then I discovered Plitvice, and realized you can never exhaust Europe of its surprises.

 


Ed Bradley, the award-winning television journalist died Thursday Nov 9th 2006
 

Ed Bradley, the award-winning television journalist who broke racial barriers at CBS News and created a distinctive, powerful body of work during his 26 years on "60 Minutes," died Thursday. He was 65. Ed Bradley interviewed Nenad Bach for CBS in 1991, during the Croatian War for Independence.


“SUPER MARIO” PRESKAR STAYS UNDEFEATED with 6 KO in a row
 

Croatian heavyweight boxer, 22-year-old "Super Mario" Preskar, blitzed his way to 11th win keeping his undefeated record last Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona. Preskar, knocked out Gene Valdez with a powerful left right combination in the first minute 


Znanstvena i tehnologijska politika Republike Hrvatske - Science and Technology Policy of the Republic of Croatia
   

Full-time Bioethics Research Position for Pre Post Doctoral Research Assistant
   

Launching of the National Fellowships “For Women in Science”

 It is with particular pleasure that we would like to announce the launching of the National Fellowships "For Women in Science" organized by L'Oreal Adria and the Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture, with the purpose of awarding young women scientists from the Republic of Croatia.

 

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever
   

CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, November 7th, 2006
   

Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: Rastrošnost budi nemir

 U današnje doba su evidentne fascinantne mogućnosti proizvodnje, relativno velika platežna moć kupaca u razvijenim zemljama, visoko organizirana dostupnost raznovrsnih proizvoda, učinkovita marketinška aktivnost, svjetonazor koji potiče trošenje...

 

Helen Merrill: 60 Years of Warm Sweet Songs
  One of the most distinctive jazz singers ever, Helen Merrill started singing professionally sixty years ago when her warm voice paired with the Reggie Childs Orchestra in 1946. But that was just the start of a long and vivid story which would lead the talented young daughter of Croatian immigrants to make history in jazz by recording with [trumpeter] Clifford Brown and [arranger/bandleader] Gil Evans in the 1950s.

Croatian lace

The annual exhbition of Croatian lace in the town of Lepoglava near Zagreb, showed amazing skills of our women in knitting, using subtle patterns of breathtaking beauty. The 10th International Lace Festival - Lepoglava 2006 has been very successfuly organized. The oldest testimony of lace making in Croatia is from the 15th century, mentioned in the minutes of the Dubrovnik Senat.

 

Ivana Kunc - Solo Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 9th, 2006

 

Come celebrate the music of Croatian composer Božidar Kunc. Ivana Kunc - Soprano, Daniel Ragone - Pianist. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Saturday afternoon, December 9, 2006 at 2:00 PM Tickets can be purchased at www.carnegiehall.org CarnegieCharge at (212)247-7800 or The Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue


Rainbow over the city of Zagreb, October 20th 2006 @ 7 AM Just before sunrise

An attempt to explain the double rainbow can be found in Isaac Newton's book "The Optics", on p 147. No surprise. But the surprise is that on that page Newton cites a Croatian Jesuit, humanist and scientist Marc Antun Dominis (1560-1624). He spent six years in London, being invited by the English King James I. He lived at the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury and was appointed to be the Windsor Dean and the King's chancellor.

 

THE BANJA LUKA DIOCESE FROM 1881 TO 2006

THE BANJA LUKA DIOCESE IN WORD AND PICUTRE FROM 1881 TO 2006, on the occasion of 125 years since founding the Diocese, a monumental and important book written by Franjo Maric and Anto Orlovic

 


BB Biti Bolji – Be Better - Novi Blog

Jeste li se ikada zapitali gdje je srce poduzetništva? Odmah vas misli odvedu na interese, novac, nekorektnost, zakone, kalkulacije, rad i znoj...... ili postoji nešto više, dublje....što ne poznajemo dovoljno...a zapravo zaboravljamo ono glavno: da je centar svega čovjek: poduzetnik, talentiran, obrazovan, stručan, motiviran, nabijen pozitivnim emocijama.

 

Treba hitro, energično, jasno, nedvosmisleno i glasno, argumentirano i nesvađalački pokrenuti široku akciju za proglašenje gospodarskog pojasa
Podrazumijevamo neprihvatljivim, bilo kakvo trgovanje nacionalanim teritorijem ili mlitavo (ne)branjenje državnih granica, te rasprodaju vitalnih nacionalnih bogatstava ili njihovo neštićenje. U Europu (i druge asocijacije) se ulazi glavom (i argumentima koji štite interse RH) a ne na koljenima dodvornički.

Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: Poljoprivreda te genetski modificirana hrana
 

Kako se ne prisjetiti izjave velikana hrvatske agronomije prof. Frangeša iz 1930. da je poljoprivreda "vremenski prvo, a po važnosti najodličnije zanimanje tj. podloga svih drugih zanimanja, podloga kulture i civilizacije."


PRILJEV MOZGOVA - program Nacionalne zaklade za znanost, visoko školstvo i tehnologijski razvoj Republike Hrvatske
U tekstu natjecaja jasno su objasnjeni svi uvjeti natjecaja, sto se financira, koliko i u kojem trajanju te tehnicki detalji vezano uz prijavu. Ukratko, za program Senior nije definirana dob kandidata vec se gleda trajanje nezavisne istrazivacke karijere, koja za hrvatske gradane koji su u inozemstvu mora biti u trajanju od najmanje 5 godina

A Croatian glagolitic book written in 1395 in Prague, Czechia, kept in France

The Reims Evangelistary, or The Coronation Book, a Croatian glagolitic book written in 1395 in Prague, Czechia, kept in Reims in France since the 16th century, with which French kings were sworn in during the coronation in the Reims cathedral, among them Louis XIV 


New marine protected area for Croatia
 

The newly created Lastovo Nature Park, off the south-east coast of Croatia, covers an area of some 200km˛, of which around 60km˛ is land surface consisting of 44 islands.


University of Zagreb Medical School announces enrollment in its 2007/2008 MD Program in English!

In the academic year 2003 University of Zagreb Medical School (UZMS) introduced a new 12-semester/8 semester (6/4-year) Medical Doctor Study program in English. Graduates of the program are granted a diploma conferring the professional title of Doctor of Medicine (MD). This program is entirely instructed in English, and is also designed so as to meet both American (USMLE) and European Union standards with its internationally accredited exams. Read more...


Lord of the DNA ring

Zagreb, Croatia. The study was completed in cooperation between the Croatian research institute Rudjer Boskovic and the Paris-based Necker Institute. Ksenija Zahradka, a leading researcher in the study, told a news conference. "It is an extremely fascinating phenomenon to see how a cell itself can repair its fairly destroyed DNA." Croatian scientist Miroslav Radman supervised the experimental part of the study. October 3rd 2006.


Croatians Show the Way to Immortality

ZAGREB - Croatian scientists have worked out how a radiation-resistant bacterium that can exist in extreme conditions repairs damage to itself, a discovery which could provide clues about diseases such as cancer. "Through evolution, the bacteria have developed a mechanism to precisely reconstruct its DNA. Until now this has been a scientific riddle," Ksenija Zahradka, a leading researcher in the study, told a news conference.

 

Novi Humoristicko-Satiricki Magazin
 

NOVI HUMORISTICKO-SATIRICKI (non-profit) MAGAZIN u potpuno novom i neuobicajenom obliku je od nedavno online. Pravi vatromet humora, karikatura, satire, stripova, gegova i animacija na 292 strane, prezentirano na nacin koji dosad u hrvatskom net-u nije vidjen.  Citaj vise...


Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: HSS slavi, čuva i potiče rad i stvaralaštvo
  

Dublin Launch for “THE FRAMES: Behind the Glass”
 

Croatian-American photographer Zoran Orlic, will be in Dublin, Ireland this weekend, October 1st to promote the launch of his book "THE FRAMES: Behind the Glass." The launch will feature an exhibit of photographs from the book and an appearance by the Frames. Zoran will also be on hand to sign copies of the book.

 

On This Day September 21, 1947 Fiorello La Guardia Dies
 

Fiorello La Guardia, three-time Mayor of New York City, died today in his sleep. Mr. La Guardia, through his knowledge of Yiddish, German, French, Italian and several Croatian dialects, obtained a job as interpreter at Ellis Island. He attended New York University Law School at night, and eventually was transferred to the legal department of the immigration service...

 


Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: Politika i borba za opće dobro
 

Ostvarenje emancipacije često označava dobivanje onoga što mislimo da smo željeli. Voljeli bi da to ne znači da smo se oslobodili od onoga što nismo željeli kako bismo postali robovi stvari do kojih nam je stalo.  


Old Photos of Croatians
   Joseph M. Settich (left) was a student of St. Joseph Catholic School in St. Louis. This school was a part of St. Joseph Croatian parish and was closed in the 1980's. Joseph became a prominent attorney in St. Louis until his death in 1971. This photo was taken circa 1931. Photos submitted by Robert Settich.

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic wins PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix
 

On Sunday, September 10, 2006 Heavyweight Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic defeated two top-ranked opponents in one night to be crowned victor in PRIDE FC's Open Weight Grand Prix.

 

CroatianHistory.net by prof.dr. Darko Žubrinić

Fine Living Network to Air Program about Croatia

 Fine Living Network will feature Croatia in an upcoming program of

   "Any Given Latitude." The program will feature the Kornati Islands, Split and Istria.  

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra Opening Concerts Sept 12 - 16

Croatian piano prodigy Mia Elezovic, American Grammy award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, and the fiery principal guest conductor Zvonimir Hacko will present masterworks by Schumann, Rodrigo, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.


Croatia will strengthen its armed forces with ten more Mi-171Sh helicopters

The Russian state special exporter of military engineering FSUE Rosoboronexport concluded the contract for delivery for Croatia Ministry of Defence 10 combat-transport Mi-171Sh helicopters of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant production.

 

Smart Nuns
Sitting behind a couple of nuns at the baseball game...
 

A corner of Croatia becomes 'new Tuscany'

 


Up and coming ... Rovinj on the Istria peninsula. Photograph: Alamy

 

Mrs Grieve and her husband Elliott, who works at an investment bank in the City, have just spent ý200,000 (Ł135,000) on a four-bedroom house in Croatia's sun-kissed region of Istria, a peninsula on the Adriatic sea with a quarter of a million people.  "We heard this was the new Tuscany. But you can't get places in Tuscany like this any more," she says.


(E) Zoran Orlic: The Frames - Behind the Glass



 
Zoran Orlic with Janine Schaults
 Glen Hansard founded The Frames before appearing in The Commitments (1991). Since then the band has enjoyed multi-platinum success in Ireland. Now they are making a global breakthrough. Zoran had unfettered access to the band. The rise of the band is illustrated with exclusive vintage photographs. Also included are rare shots of enigmatic producer, Steve Albini who worked with Nirvana and The Pixies

 


(E) Croatia launched production of biodiesel

 Croatia launched as of Monday production of biodiesel. Production of the Croatian biodiesel began in the private industrial complex located in Ozalj, which has capacity of 30.000 tons on a yearly basis. The initial quantities are intended for export in Austria and Italy, and to be introduced in the public transportation of the city of Zagreb too.

 




(E) I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury

 I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall."

                                                                                                                        -- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 


(E,H) Skarabej - First online museum of lost and discarded family photographs

 
We are inspired by the beauty and ephemerality. As for us beauty is not just what is new, technically perfect, flat, symmetrical, neat etc. We see beauty in a photograph that failed, rough wall, rusted key, unskilly painted wood and so on.
... beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully -              

Matthew Fox



(E) 100 Years Old Hotel Therapia reopens in Crikvenica

Hotel Therapia - www.therapia.hr



Hotel “Nadvojvoda Josip” was built in the most attractive part of Crikvenica in 1895, changing its name in 1899 to Hotel Therapia since a hydropathic institute was established inside it, equipped with the latest physiotherapy at that time. Today Therapia has a modern wellness centre with a hundred year long history unlike any other hotel.

Precisely 100 years after being built according to the design project by the
Austro-Hungarian monarchy’s court architects Fellner and Holmer, Hotel Therapia was completely refurbished in 2005, when it also received all the conveniences and comforts of the 21 century. At the same time, its elegant architecture, created using a moderate blend of ripe secession and historical classicism has been preserved.
Hotel Therapia is a place where the magnificence of the past and the comforts of modern times fuse in harmony.
After its reconstruction, the exterior retained its century old glow tinted with nostalgia, while the inside has been refined and equipped with everything expected in a modern hotel – top quality comfort, advance technologies and offer to make a holiday satisfying and enjoyable.
During the thirties of last century, when Europe was discovering the splendours of life, jazz, sport, dancing and tourism, Hotel Therapia was part of the chain of luxury hotels together with Georg V in Paris and Bayerische Hof in Munich. Today, in the modern meaning of the word, it offers the descendants of the first European tourists a romantic holiday with a taste of the past in a town recognised by the pioneers of contemporary Europe as an ideal place for rest and recovery, noting the beneficial effects of the sea, sun and warm sand on human health. Its name also stems from those times, one which is today a monument to the birth of a new lifestyle.
Hotel Therapia has the values of ancient gold and the magic of first love.

Hotel Therpia
Contact and location
Brace Buchoffer 12, 51260 Crikvenica, Croatia

tel: +385(0)51 785-063, fax: +385(0)51 785-072

e-mail: therapia@jadran-crikvenica.hr ,
therapia@adria-crikvenica.hr , therapia@booking.hr

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